My Social Media for Churches workshop Hiwassee District Training

I am proud to co-lead on the Social Media for Churches workshop with Rev. Will Conner at the Hiwassee District Training Event for the United Methodist Church. The presentation on social media for churches is on February 10, 2019 in Cleveland, Tennessee. The workshop is geared to anyone who is on the church social media team, pastors and lay members who are curious to learn more.

What will churches gain?

A theological understanding of outreach via social media
Why and how nothing posted online disappears
Social media preferences of Generation X through Generation Alpha. (It's not just about reaching the millennials anymore.)
Why Facebook is used by Millennials and why Generation Z doesn't. 
Best practices for using social media at your church. 

Did I mention that all this is free?

Although registration is not required we are taking a head count for seating purposes. Contact me by email at gayle@gaylecrabtree.com or leave a comment below if you would like to attend. 

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